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There’s A Skink in My Sink!

The other day I went to fill up the dishwasher because the kitchen sink was filled with dirty dishes. But when I went to grab a dirty dish, I got a startling surprise. . . there was a skink in my sink! As you might imagine, I wasn't expecting to see a 5-lined skink in my sink. Not that this is the first time we've had one of these little blue-tailed skinks in the … [Read More...]

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My Best Helper

When The Canadian Contingent visits I get a great helper.  Ellie is ready to help Southern Grandma do just about anything!  In fact, when they come in the door, the … [Read More...]

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Dyeing Queen Anne’s Lace

If you're not familiar with Queen Anne's Lace, it's a wildflower that grows in fields and along side roads.  It's white, so that makes it a prime candidate for … [Read More...]

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Farmer & Parrot

Happy Birthday Farmer!

Today is The Farmer's birthday, so to celebrate the fact, here are some pictures from the past year.  I put them in chronological order, so let's start with one from January 2013.  It's kind of bittersweet, because it shows our now deceased pet parrot keeping … [Read More...]

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What Does The Farmer Say?

I don't know about anyone else, but I could sure use a smile... and I believe I've found one. To tell the truth, I'd never come across the YouTube sensation, that annoying song called, "What Does the Fox Say?"  First time I heard it was when they used it on … [Read More...]


What Happened to the Parrot?

If you've read this blog for long, you know I have a pet parrot that is funny and super intelligent.  Well, I should say I *had* a pet parrot.  This morning I sent out a notice to the humor list, "Sorry, no humor today.  I lost my pet parrot yesterday, and I … [Read More...]

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